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Dec, 2021

Skating Oval is ICED / Long Track Season is ON

LONG TRACK SPEEDSKATING

 

Practices
Practices are every Tuesday through Feb 15 (except Dec 21 when there is the Solstice Festival).  Practices are professionally coached, so it’s a great way to learn new skills and hone technique, besides being a fun skate. Pre-register online at alaskaspeedskating.org.  Click on “Registration”, then “Available Programs”.  Be sure to sign the Liability waiver, and Code of Conduct and then sign up for one or more of the skating programs. There’s a Short Track/Long Track Program option with an introductory 2 skating sessions for $25, as well as other options.  There is also a Long Track Only Program option for skating just on the Oval (does not include indoor Short Track skating).  Signing up for either option includes being able to skate in the Club races at no additional cost.

There is also an informal Club skate most Sundays from 1 to 3 PM.

Any skates can be used (hockey, Nordic blades, etc.) but Long Track speedskates can be rented from the Anchorage Skate Club  (www.anchoragskateclub.com) or call John Monroe at 907 538-7667.

Races
There are 7 race days this winter.  These are fun races open to all skaters.  Pre-register online or register at the Oval a half hour before race starts.

Thursday Races    Sunday Races
Dec 16, Jan 6 & 27, Feb 10     Dec 26, Jan 16 & Feb 20 (marathon)
    
Sunday races begin at 1:30 PM—pre-register or register at 1 PM
Thursday races begin at 6:30 PM—pre-register or register at 6 PM

Usual race distances:  100m, 500m, 1000m, 1500m & 3000m
Marathon distances: 5K, 10K, 25K or 50K
      Prizes by Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking

Covid Precautions
For the health and safety of skaters, coaches and volunteers the Club requires that all participants show proof of Covid vaccination prior to participation.  Masks and social distancing are encouraged but not required for Club sessions at the Oval.

     COME ON OUT & SKATE

Also, see indoor Short Track speedskating under "Skating Opportunities"


For more information contact Chuck Gilbert — [email protected] or call 349-1318

Field Status

Open Open

O’Malley Sports Center (02:51 PM | 08/25/19)

Open Open

Cuddy Park Skating Oval (02:49 PM | 08/25/19)